Former Big Spring standout Ryan Tannehill breaking out in NFL’s playoffs

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Ryan Tannehill began the season as a backup to Marcus Mariota. 

When the Tennessee Titans brought in the veteran, they hoped to add depth to their quarterback group, and when Mariota struggled, head coach Mike Vrabel made the choice to sit him in favor of the vet. 

Tannehill has since shined. Just like every other stop in his career. 

As a junior for Big Spring, he threw for 2,510 yards, and for his encore performance as a senior, he led Big Spring to the playoffs, passing for 5,258 yards and rushing for 617 yards. 

Then, Tannehill went into Aggieland as a 3-star recruit according to 

He is playing and leading like a 5-star standout, though. 

After a 2-4 start to the Titans season, Tannehill led them into the playoffs, where they knocked off the former champions in New England, and now, they’ve defeated Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens. 

Tannehill has been nothing short of incredible this season. Against the Ravens, he was dropping dimes, running for first downs and touchdowns, and he utilized the stout running game led by Derrick Henry. 

Throughout his career, he has been more than capable of leading teams with his arm, accounting for more than 23,000 yards, including just under 3,000 passing yards this season despite sitting the first six games. 

At Texas A&M, he threw for 3,744 yards and 29 touchdowns, completing 61.6 percent of his passes and posting a QB rating of 133.2 during his senior season. In his collegiate days, Tannehill compiled  5,450 passing yards 42 touchdown passes and 21 interceptions.

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